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By Edward M. Barrows

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H) Divergent evolution. The evolution by natural selection of differences among closely related species that live in different environments. [JA] Diversity. Of species or other taxa, usually the number present in a particular ecological unit. May also include a measure of the distribution of population sizes among species. (AV) Division of labor. In social insects there is a division of the different activities of the colony among different castes. This often refers to a reproductive division of labor, where one or a few individuals lay all the eggs or get all the matings whereas most are workers.

Feeding primarily on fruits. Frustration. Behavior, often appearing to be inappropriate, resulting from a failure of an expected event to occur which itself would satisfy some primary or secondary need. (H) The operation of preventing an animal from making some response. This may be done in any of three ways: (a) by withholding the stimulus for the response, when the stimulus ordinarily appears as the consequence of a previous response; or (b) by mechanically preventing the response from occurring.

After the consummatory act is performed, the energy to perform the activity drops and the animal is less likely to perform the action in the immediate future. Over time the drive again rises. (2) A hypothetical state of the animal which is identified by: (a) gross changes in the relative frequency of broad classes of behavior that are not attributable to disease, learning, or growth; (b) changes in running-wheel activity; or (c) changes in cage-motility. , of ACTH, testosterone, sodium chloride), by temperature changes, or intense stimulation.

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